Parks And Recreation Briefs

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Coed Slowpitch Softball season begins in April; register now

Registration for the Spring Coed Softball League will be held through March 28. Recreation and competitive divisions will be offered as long as a minimum of four teams sign up for each division. A player cannot play in more than one division. All participants must be at least 16 years of age to play. The fee is $225 per team.

Youth T-Ball season begins April 30; register by April 6

Registration for T-Ball will be held March 12 through April 6.

T-Ball is for boys and girls who are ages 4-7 as of May 1. Divisions for T-Ball are ages 4-5 and 6-7. This is a great introduction to baseball where every child gets to hit off a tee and run the bases.

The registration fee is $20 per child. Registration fees are waived for head coaches' children and volunteer coaches are needed.

Season begins in early May. Late registrants will be placed on teams only if space permits.

Lifeguard training continues through month of March

This class is for anyone 15 years and older who would like to become a Certified Lifeguard.

Lifeguard certifications are required for employment at any aquatic facility.

The cost is $39 and training begins March 12. For more information, contact Holly Aungst at 474-5242 ext. 272.

Sign up for ‘Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound' March 31

The Town of Payson Parks and Recreation in collaboration with the National Recreation and Parks Association encourages citizens to "Step up to health. It begins in the parks."

In an effort to promote healthy living we are inviting you, and your dog, to come out to our inaugural Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound 5K.

This 3.1-mile walk/run will begin at Rumsey Park at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31. The cost to pre-register is $25, which includes an event T-shirt for all participants, canines included.

Day of registration will also be permitted however the fee increases to $35 and T-shirts are not guaranteed. All dogs must be leashed and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their four-legged friends.

Don't have a pooch? No problem. "Loaner" dogs looking for homes will be available courtesy of the Payson Humane Society. Sign up at the Parks and Recreation office began Jan. 29.

Do not feed the ducks and geese

Did you know that feeding waterfowl unnatural foods like bread and popcorn is dangerous to them?

It may seem like a harmless thing to do, but artificial feeding can cause poor nutrition, spread of disease, wing deformities, water pollution, delayed migration, unnatural behavior, costly management efforts, increased hybridization and death. Believe it or not, they have all the food and nutrition they need in the park with worms and bugs that live in grass.

Please help us maintain healthy waterfowl and cleaner park facilities.

Instead of feeding them, opt for using a camera or binoculars to get up close to the waterfowl.

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